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their mothers were able to receive the health care they needed. president obama understands and he cares and that is why i am here. i am here tonight i for my daughter to stand up for her because critics so that when she grows up, planned parenthood will be there for her, too. >> please welcome cecile richards, the president of planned parenthood. [applause] >> good evening. good evening. on behalf of the millions of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends, republicans and democrats who counted on planned parenthood for health care and in honor of the thousands and doctors of the staff of planned parenthood all across america, i am proud tonight to support the reelection of president barack obama. [applause] two years ago, when paul ryan took over theeohner house of representatives, they promised they would create jobs. instead, on day one, they came after women's health and they have not let up since. first, they voted to end cancer screenings for 5 million women. they voted to end funding for birth control with planned parenthood, and, for good measure, they even tried to redef
was president. and then, gave barack obama the inherited problem. i mean he really was really saying don't go back to the policies. >> fact checker will go through this thing. he got as megan mentioned pretty wonky on specifics when it came to welfare reform and the actions that have happened in recent weeks and also, in fighting deficit and debt. what republicans have said about that. >> and he had gotten into a lot of numbers i suspect fact check qler -- checkers will be busy with this speech. for a guy that didn't speak to president obama three months after the inauguration this was a warm speech and a spirited defense of the first obama term. and if you want to go back to one of bill clinton's most famous lines era of big government is over this, was sort of a second version of that. it could be the era of fake government was over, just kidding. it's not. it's a defense of big government and aggressive liberalism. waits defensive speech. he went back and answered challenges made by paul ryan, and by others in tampa last week. and it wasn't very forward looking. if you look at what preside
-- immigration reform, and for those of us that followed that, barack obama voted for poison-pill amendments the coalition did not support, that john mccain/kennedy did not support, yet when it came to the election, john mccain did horrible with latino voters and felt abandoned by the group he felt he had been fighting for, and probably one of the most negative eds their opinion 2008 was a spanish language and then try to link john mccain to the use of rush limbaugh, not even fairly taken -- taking the views of rush limbaugh into context, and he hates the john mccain, but he abandoned immigration reform after the election, and frankly, just talking about the principles, how could you blame him? >> i would say his party abandoned him. we saw in the primaries leading up to the nomination, you had rudy guiliani trying to outdo each other in terms of extreme rhetoric that was anti-locking all. it was a weight that he could not overcome as he was headed into the nomination and he realized he could not fulfil the positions he had taken early on and had no choice. i think this is a reflection of th
of the united states, president barack obama. >> thank you, kentucky. kentucky cast 72 votes for barack obama. louisiana and we're so glad you're here, and that you're safe. you have 72 votes. >> and... madam secretary i am the chair of the louisiana delegation. who is fired up and ready to go. and in it's historic 200 year statehood the great state of louisiana home of the lsu bayou bengals, southern jaguars who dats and nation's richest gumbo and culture, home of our tireless champions for women and working families both strong democratic mayors in six of our largest cities. there is a sportsman paradise that continues to rise from ashes of adversity like hurricane katrina. isaac and tonight former president bill clinton making the speech for president obama. >> i nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. i like the argument for president obama's reelection a lot better. here it is. he inherited a damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began a long, hard road to recover and laid a foundation for a modern economy that will produce millions of good new jobs,
an atmosphere where democrats can come together, show the unity behind president obama and joe biden to re-elect them and elect a congress to go with it. >> the republicans starting with ann romney and that was the role of a spouse, traditional role, but they had some very exciting younger speakers. they had susana martinez, the governor. tell me about the strategy to counteract their strategy of trying to appeal to women by putting a lot of very prominent women on the podium. >> well, before we even knew what their convention was, and as a matter of fact, it is our tradition to have prominent women on the podium because prominent women have roles in the democratic party. i'm very pleased that we will have our women's presentation from the house and from the senate which not only showcases women, but talks about the issues that women are concerned about. women's right to choose, women in health care, women in the military, women in business, in small business, and the rest. so it isn't about countering them. it's about who we are and we're very proud of the women who will be presenting at
barack obama'commitmentss to the state of israel. over the past four years, the president has proven that commitment time and again in word and deed. his unflinching commitment to israel's future as the jewish state. to say that israel's qualitative military edge advantage, but president has increased security assistance to israel to record levels, more than any other president. when he visited in 2008, an israeli towns along the gaza border besieged by constant rocket attacks, president obama sopa himself the terrible toll terrorism takes on israelis. that is why he secure the funds to deploy the iron dome and the rockford defense system which has already saved countless israeli lives, and under president obama, the u.s. and israel are firmly committed to stopping one of that gravest threats to international security, iran pose the quest for nuclear weapons. quest for nuclear weapons. he has specifically stated that an iranian nuclear weapon is unacceptable and he will employ u.s. power, economic, intelligence, and military, to prevent, not contain, a nuclear iran. did to the presid
. >> and tonight, the man himself, president obama makes his case to be the next two-term democrat. the acceptance speech moved indoors and it might get a little loud. good morning to you. welcome to "early start," we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman, live at the cnn grill in charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. zoraida, this was a tour deforce last night, bill clinton, big dog, showing he might be out of office but not out of tricks. he was part accomplish, part preacher, part lawyer with a comprehensive and exhaustive defense of president obama's record and on offense, making the case for four more years. this was all the more remarkable. remember, their relationship is complicated to say the least. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, this was long, 45 points. you got the sense of the people in the audience would have taken even more. >> 48 minutes and 30 seconds by the producers of this program's count. he went offscript as he does do, it was bill clinton after all. they certainly did eat it up. it was aspaech that the de
hualien castro and first lady michelle obama. no secret that the obama campaign is trying to win over hispanics and women. now, they do have a big lead with both, but will need to hold or build on it for november. and before either speaker takes the stage, the president will be campaigning in norfolk, virginia today. a state that just happens to be 54% women. let me write in roll call politics reporter and political editor. welcome to both of you. so michelle obama. i think her job is maybe uniquely complicated. she's very well liked. viewed favorably by almost seven in ten americans. but he's well liked, too. you can love someone and, i don't know, still not want to live with them? can you think barack obama is a great guy but maybe he hasn't shown you that he can solve the country's problems? what is michelle obama's job tonight? >> it's to simply humanize her husband and build on the high like ability score for him. the first lady has appalachin a rating of nine points higher than her husband. so her job hands down is to just make him seem like a family man. >> doesn't he already h
the conventions took place. but this convention in charlotte gives president obama the opportunity to say, look, we can get a bounce, this is a lot of momentum heading into the election day on november 6th. >> you point out he's not seen a bounce at least so far. what does that mean? >> well, you just -- what essentially that means is with the white house and the obama campaign really want to accomplish here is get a lot of excitement out. i have to say, tamron, i was in tampa, the mood was subdued due to isaac. as you can tell behind me, everyone is very fired up. that's one of the things they really want to get across. the other thing is they want to tell the president's story and really move forward. that's the message that they want to tell. >> all right, mark murray, thank you very much. we'll talk more about the gallup numbers later and as our team points out, it may have obama feeling confident after struggling this weekend to answer the question are you better off now than you were four years ago. team obama trying to get on one message, one accord, as they head into their convention. >
typically southern white men usually go red, so what can president obama do to gain ground with these important voters >>> money, money, money. your job and your raise. find out where to score the most money. >>> and oh, what a night. gabby, mikhaila, opening last night's dodgers game. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin sitting in for carol costello. >>> just hours from now, the curtain will go up at the democratic national convention. president obama is looking for the bounce that seemed to elude republican nominee right mitt romney. tonight, democrats will kick off with a rising star in the party, san antonio mayor julian castro, who will deliver the keynote address just as obama did eight years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just ab
have beat him to the scene, but president obama heads to louisiana monday to see the damage for himself. >>> louisiana was one of the stops for romney as he tries to build on the momentum from the republican convention. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: randi, instead of visiting three battleground states, romney made a surprise visit to new orleans to see the storm damage after tropical storm isaac. in this two month sprint to the finish, there will be twists and turns along the way. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: just before take off from florida, romney picked up where he left off returning to a sales pitch to independent voters who chose the president four years ago. >> he laid out what he would do. he was unable to do it. it's time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> reporter: joining the gop, the star of the convention, ann romney. >> give this man a chance and he will not fail. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan, tried to set the terms for the debate to come. >> this is the chance where we have a choice. do we want the failed leadership, the stagnant economy
y: tonigy: tonight, the president asks for patience and a second term. ar barack obama prepares to accept the nomination, we put this question to the first lady- do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? reports from nancy cordes, norah o'donnell, and bob schieffer. the stock market soars to heights not seen since perfect the-- before the great recession. masoony mason tells us why. mark strassmann on the reincarnation of isaac, and the d orm's oily legacy on the gulf coast. and mark phills with bradley snyder. he lost something precious in the war but back home, he found something priceless. >> to be able to hop in the pool, it gives me an immense amount of confidence moving sorward into life. captioning sponsored by cbs hehis is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, live from the democratic national convention. >> pelley: good evening. legh stakes here tonight for the president of the united states as he tries for a breakout moment in this dead-heat race mir the white house. barack obama will accept the nomination of his party, bu
polled believe that president obama deserves to be reelected. 54% say he does not. when asked if they're satisfied with president obama's handling of the economy, one out of every two people said, no, not satisfied, and with some 52% saying that they feel like the country is in worse overall condition than it was four years ago, these polls help define the challenge for the president and his team here at the democratic national convention. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live. put these in perspective for us. >> well, look, here's the deal. the president knew all along what you and i have talked about, what your viewers have talked about is this, there are two questions in every re-election effort, and the first question is, does this guy, is this guy the guy you want to keep in the job? and then the second question is, is the other guy worth the risk? is he worthy of this challenge? and the president at this moment with just 63 days left until the election headed to charlotte to try to still rally his base has to admit t
obama as a failed coach after struggling team. while obama says romney will take the country back in time. i'm shannon bream. we have a special hour of live programming. >> shannon: take a look at the real clear politics averages. sever of them are within a margin of error. let's start with the home of democratic convention. tar heel state. mitt romney has a very small lead over president obama. we're talking about less than a pointed. the president has a very slight lead into other key swing states. in iowa where romney campaigned yesterday, same story. president leads by half a point. obama has his biggest lead in colorado there, about a point and a half. governor mitt romney is taking a day off from the campaign trail but he and his surrogates are pushing the message, hitting the president hard on the economy. mr. obama are throwing punches ripping into romney for not offering specifics. steve has the latest. >> reporter: mitt romney is got a plan to keep a low profile during the democratic convention but his vice presidential nominee paul ryan is going to be in north carolina.
're going to bring it to them. >> meanwhile, president obama is gearing up for his convention with a four-day swing state route, one that included iowa and colorado this weekend. today, he holds a rally in ohio, then will tour hurricane damage in louisiana before heading to virginia tomorrow. the president is portraying governor romney as a monday morning quarterback, able to lob criticism but with no experience, skills or a playbook of his own. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. and when governor romney finally had a chance to reveal the secret sauce, he did not offer a single new idea. >> the "wall street journal" editorial board summed up how short on detail romney's speech actually was, writing quote, energy got one sentence, education scored big with two, neil armstrong received almost as much speech time as what mr. romney would do specifically to spur faster growth and raise middle class incomes. so overall, how did it play? did romney pick up the vaunted big mo heading into th
. meantime, tell me what you think. who has the better education plan, president obama or mitt romney? my twitter handle i is @christineromanscnn. now back to "cnn saturday" for the latest headlines. the latest headlines. have a good weekend! -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we are the party that says america can be america for everyone, and that is what this platform is about. >> all week the spotlight was on the republicans. now it's the democrats' turn. all morning, we're putting the democratic platform in focus. >>> romney's there now and obama's on his way. we're talking about ohio, a coveted jewel on the electoral map. former governor ted strickland joins me live. >>> it's the movie making millions, and it has everyone talking, but is the documentary "obama's america" based on fact? i'll talk with director denash desousa. >> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. as you grab breakfast or brunch, we begin with the one story that impacts all of us, food prices, up by a whopping 10%. that's according to a new report from t
trillion. both campaigns are on the trail today with president obama in toledo, ohio, rallying union supporters on this labor day, and on the right side of your screen, we are expecting congressman paul ryan to speak in greenville, north carolina, not far from here, in just about 15 minutes. voters in poll after poll have been telling us that dealing with america's red ink is a big deal for them, and both parties have had a hand in creating this debt mess as we stand poised to make some very troubling history. the question is, does either campaign have a solution to this problem? look at that number. stephen moore is senior economic writer for "the wall street journal", he's with me now. steve, it was four years ago that barack obama was out on the campaign trail red calling president bush -- ridiculing president bush saying that number 43, he was referring to him as, racked up, what was it, $4 trillion of debt all by his lonesome? and now barack obama has far exceeded that in just three years, president bush did it in eight years, racking up $5.36 trillion, that's over $4 billion of
the culmination of the democratic national convention, president obama will tell the american people why they should give him four more years. we'll take a look at what he needs to accomplish with his speech tonight and convention floor chaos, a last minute change in the platform to add a mention of god and jerusalem as the capital of israel and after president obama intervenes and how did that happen? we'll ask the dnc boss herself, debbie wasserman results will be our guest and new york mayor cory booker and emergennew jers mayor. he is an obama deputy campaign manager and stephanie cutter will be with us, a political activist will i am will be with us and flo ri da will join us and starting point begins right now. >>> welcome, everyone. the team this morning is dana bash, a senior congressional correspondent and chris van hollen, we have never met in person. we have only done it via satellite. nice to have you with us. margaret hoover is with us, former white house appointee in the bush administration and ryan at the end again. we really do, washington correspondent for the new yorker
. good morning, i'm willie geist. four years ago we were in denver where then-senator obama filled a football stadium with an address of hope and change. this time he'll have a three and a half-year record to defend. 15 electoral votes in the state of north carolina where he won by 14,000 votes in 2008. the last democratic presidential candidate to win this state before barack obama, jimmy carter in 1976. >>> looking ahead to november, a new poll shows the president will have a tough fight here in north carolina if he wants to win again. among likely voters, mitt romney right now leads the race, it's tight, 47-43. good reason now, you can see democrats chose this state to put on their biggest show. one of the first orders of business this afternoon will be to adopt a party platform. which democrats unveiled last night. it echoed president obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier americans, while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the platform says the economy is growing again and that al qaeda is at its weakest since the attacks of september 11th, 2001. >>> tonight's
-- >> obama jobs. >> that is right. we are going to move forward. we have got to do what we've done to get here. my grandpa got here 100 years ago. he came with the shirt on his back, he worked in the fields of l.a. and california. he built a small business that was very thriving, supported a middle-class life. went to a significant catholic boarding school. loses all his money in the depression. had a younger wife -- she left him. put two daughters in foster home. this was the greatest generation. the the greatest generation suffered during the depression and sacrificed during world war ii said that we can have a better life, that we could make investments in education, the infrastructure that would make us the envy of the world, and virtually everything that created this quality of life. we understood back then that rewarding work was important. yes, we want to create wealth, no, we don't want a nation of polar opposites. he led the country from rich and poor to our country of opportunity. i believe strongly that president obama's pat is up more along those lines than the path that says
obama and mitt romney chasing each other in key battleground states and governor romney holding rallies in cincinnati and florida, yesterday, where he wants to capitalize on the momentum after his party's convention in tampa. we have moved up the road, haven't we? good morning, everybody, welcome to charlotte, north carolina. this will be our home for the next week, i'm bill hemmer, how are you doing, martha. >> martha: good, we are getting settled in, i'm martha mccallum. good morning, everybody, governor romney speaking to big crowds and tapped the president as a failed coach of a struggling team. here's how he said that: >> the president's answer to times like this is -- he said play golf, that is true... but... [laughter]. >> his political answer is, to say, look, let's divide america. let's have americans attack one another, let's be divisive and dismissive and dericive and that is not the right course, i need to ask each one of you, to find one person who voted for barack obama last time. they are out there. you can usually tell where they are, because on their cars, you see the g
americans are worse off under president obama. >> simply put, the jimmy carter years looked like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> america is better off today. >>> closing in. a wildfire threatens a southern california community as hundreds of firefighters try to extinguish the flames. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> and rampage in russia. a man takes a destructive spin through a parking lot in a construction vehicle, and after it's over, he has to deal with some angry eyewitnesses. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. tonight, the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, a state president obama barely carried in 2008. and according to a new poll of north carolina voters, mitt romney now leads the president by four points. during the convention, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the conv
de su convenciÓn en tampa, ventaja que logrÓ ante los votantes hispanos, el presidente obama enfrenta 3 grandes retos con los hispanos, desempleÓ y otros. como nos dice la corresponsal tendrÁ que lidiar con la pregunta del momento. ¿estÁ usted mejor ahora de lo que estaba hace 4 aÑos? >> adelante blanca. >> ¿quÉ tal? muy buenas noches, aquÍ en el foro de la convenciÓn demÓcrata especÍficamente se estÁ lidiando con luces, sonidos, discursos sobre todo para los ensayos para que todo marche bien en el dÍa de inauguraciÓn, pero hoy dÍa que ha sido celebrado como el dÍa del trabajo y aquÍ en charlotte ha sido aprovechado para salir a las calles para darle la bienvenida a los 10.000 voluntarios. >> en el dÍa del trabajo se cerraron las calles de charlotte para dar paso a un festival popular en los alrededores de la sede de la convenciÓn democrata en carolina del norte en donde un 3% de los trabajadores son sindical za sindical y dio la bienvenido a mÁs de 10.000 voluntarios quienes vinieron hablar de sus logros en estos 4 aÑos. >> perdimos en 4 aÑos ante la renovaciÓn
was there yesterday touring the damage with bobby jindal. president obama won't be there until monday. let's bring in paul steinhauser. good morning. you look at this, the president going there after romney. what's the take away? >> reporter: you know, the romney thing was a surprise. we learned about it yesterday morning. the romney campaign says they were invited by bobby jindal, a republican who was supposed to speak at the republican convention in tampa but didn't go when isaac hit his state. he stayed home to deal with the repercussions there. he invited romney. he said the reason was to get more awareness of what was going on in louisiana and to help the storm victims out. the governor going by himself, not with paul ryan. he broke away from ryan. they were going to campaign yesterday in virginia. ryan went to virginia and romney to louisiana. the president going on monday. the president travels with a little bit of a larger footprint. romney went with a smaller staff. this all goes back to 2005 when you want to talk about politics. the criticism president bush got by not going immediately t
back on the gulf oil spill and the white house announcing that president obama plans to visit this region on monday. back to you guys. >> and we appreciate the update, thank you. >> sure. >> sometimes you find interesting things after a storm and that happened with hurricane isaac and dredged up the skeleton of an old ship in gulf shores, alabama. over the years, they've uncovered the same ship wreck several times, although historians differ on its origin. some say it's a civil war blockade runner and others say it was used to smuggle liquor during prohibition, kelly. >> well, to the campaign trail now, governor mitt romney and his wife ann hitting the crucial battle ground state of ohio before heading to florida for a rally with running mate paul ryan and laying out the broad themes of the election fight into cincinnati and the case of a second term for president obama. >> one of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs and to date, 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you if you have a coach that's 0 and
candidates making a major push for votes in swing states. president obama an hour away from attending his second rally of the day in iowa. governor mitt romney and congressman paul ryan wrapping up a campaign stop? jacksonville. now more. we know how important the undecideds are, but governor romney is pitch to go persuadable voters to, right? >> yes. we're hearing from some top republican researchers that there may be a bloc of voters out there that voted for obama in 2008 who first -- but could be convinced to vote for mitt romney if they are nudged by somebody that they know and like. well, mitt romney seemed to be going about the task part of the time yesterday asking the supporters here at this rally if they would help him peel up at least one obama backer each. and listen. >> to find one person who voted for barak obama last time and they're out there. you can usually tell where they are because on their cars, you see the glue from where the butcher sticker used to be. all right? so you can find him. you need to go to those guys and each one of you needs to find one person who voted
obama does not deserve another term. 54% on that polling there. welcome as our coverage continues. hope you had a great labor day weekend. time to get back to work right? martha: time to get back to work. bill: i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom" live at the democratic national convention in charlotte. martha: we'll be in this place all week. i'm martha maccallum. good morning. great to see you. this poll reflect as message, republicans, no surprise here, are pushing hard this morning. watch. >> the president can say a lot of things and he will but he can't tell you you're better off. simply put the jimmy carter years look like the good ol' days compared to where we are right now. [applause] martha: that line getting a big response from the crowd there. the vice-presidential nominee made a stop in north carolina yesterday. then heads to the key swing state of ohio and iowa. you put the three states together, you've got 39 electoral votes on the road to what they hope will be 270 electoral votes. bill: bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill" in charlotte. good morning to you.
's come back team reunited in florida. freedom sparks. president obama marches to the convention with a swing through four battle ground states . the storm on the gulf. thousands of people who fled their homes are returning to see what is left as hurricane isaac is going north and gets ready to ruin the labor day plans. i am uma, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. ♪ >> we have a plan, paul ryan and i have a plan to get america working again. [cheers and applause] it is going to create 12 million new jobs in america and 460,000 jobs right here in ohio. that's governor mitt romney just a short time ago. taking his message to the voters battle ground state of the ohio. we have live team coverage from the campaign trails and fox and in ohio president obama stops there later today. first steve brown, in jacksonville, florida where governor romney will meet up with paul ryan for a rally today. >> good afternoon, uma, romney and ryan together in jacksonville campaigning together. but they are campaigning separately earlier today. mitt romney i
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